Course Title: Introduction to Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018


Singapore Inst of Management


630H Management


Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18,
Offsh3 18

Course Coordinator: Dr. Susan Mate

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1522

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 88.3

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course covers the essentials of management and has the core purpose of providing students with critical thinking abilities that are both foundational to theory research and applicable in the workplace.

Through this course, students will examine theories of management and evaluate how inquiry-based skills can be applied in the contemporary workplace. This course introduces students to key perspectives and debates from a range of fields that inform the theory leadership and management practices.

The course will cover the theories of management and their application to contemporary practice, strategies for working in a diverse global workplace, teams and teamwork, planning and controlling information flow, organising and leading, motivating and rewarding, and management strategies in both personal and professional contexts.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


1: Evaluate leadership and management research and justify the application of management theory in contemporary contexts.

2: Research management theory and explain how this theory applies to contemporary and socially responsible practices.

3: Effectively collaborate with others to locate appropriate resources to organise information and generate management solutions.

4: Critically reflect on the relationship between management theory and management research evidence and communicate your knowledge of responsible management practices.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course utilises a range of learning activities, which may include:

  • Attendance and in lectures
  • small group discussions and problem-solving activities
  • textbook-linked tasks
  • self-directed online tasks and tests
  • research into topics linked to assessment tasks
  • analysis of short videos or print case studies
  • RMIT Library-linked wider reading

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 15%
Linked CLOs: 2, 4

Assessment Task 2: 45%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or during online discussions. Individual and group feedback will be provided on specified learning activities and through individual consultation as required.